Introduction to Agile & Scrum


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In this interactive webinar, the participants will get an overview of the fundamental principles and mechanics of Scrum, thereby understanding the benefits of adopting Scrum principles and values in an organization

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  • Doing Scrum mechanics without these values misses the point. These values are not unique to Scrum, but the Scrum Framework is built on top of these values.
  • Cross-Functional = Dev, QA, Bus Analyst, UI Designer, Architect
  • done in two meetings. Requirements Workshop and Design Workshop Can also have Pre-Planning (Estimation) and Product Backlog Grooming meeting If commitment is inaccurate (either under-commit or over-commit), then stories are to be added or removed. Team would then reflect in the Retrospective and accordingly adjust their upcoming commitments
  • Story Tasks (Things to Do) Work in Progress (WIP) Blocked/Impeded Done
  • Introduction to Agile & Scrum

    1. 1. Scrum IntroWhat’s in it for me?Prepared by Bachan Anand
    2. 2. Agenda Overview of Agile and Scrum Scrum: Vision and Product Scrum: Sprint What’s in it for me 2
    3. 3. Overview of Agile and Scrum
    4. 4. Overview of Agile and Scrum Agile Manifesto Agile is a set of values:  Individuals and interactions over processes and tools  Working software (Products) over comprehensive documentation  Customer collaboration over contract negotiation  Responding to change over following a plan 4
    5. 5. Overview of Agile and Scrum Agile Principles Highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software/products Welcome changing requirements Deliver working software (product) frequently Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project 5
    6. 6. Overview of Agile and Scrum Agile Principles Build projects around motivated individuals Most efficient and effective method of conveying information is face-to-face conversation Working software (product) is the primary measure of progress Agile processes promote sustainable development (maintain a constant pace indefinitely) 6
    7. 7. Overview of Agile and Scrum Agile Principles …cont’d Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility Simplicity (art of maximizing amount of work not done) is essential Best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams At regular intervals, team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts 7
    8. 8. Overview of Agile and Scrum What is Scrum Scrum is an Agile framework that supports lightweight processes that emphasize:  Incremental deliveries  Quality of Product  Continuous improvement  Discovery of people’s potential Scrum is simple to understand, requires discipline in order to be successful Scrum is not a methodology 8
    9. 9. Overview of Agile and Scrum Foundations of Scrum Empiricism  Detailed up-front planning and defined processes are replaced by just-in-time Inspect and Adapt cycles Self-Organization  Small teams manage their own workload and organize themselves around clear goals and constraints Prioritization  Do the next right thing Rhythm  Allows teams to avoid daily noise and focus on delivery Collaboration  Leaders and customers work with the Team, rather than directing them 9
    10. 10. Overview of Agile and Scrum Core Values Transparency  Everything about a project is visible to everyone Commitment  Making realistic commitments Courage  Have the courage to commit, to act, to be open and to expect respect Focus  Focus all of your efforts and skills on doing the work that you have committed to doing Respect  Respect and trust the different people who comprise a team 10
    11. 11. Scrum: Vision and Product
    12. 12. Scrum: Vision and Product Vision A goal to aspire to Can be summarized in a short statement of intent Communicate it to the team 12
    13. 13. Scrum: Vision and Product Role: Product Owner Thought Leader and Visionary Drives the Product Vision (for example, with Story Mapping) Prioritizes the Goals - User Stories Maintains the Product Backlog with the team Accepts the Working Product (on behalf of the customer) 13
    14. 14. Scrum: Sprint
    15. 15. Scrum: Sprint Role: ScrumMaster Servant Leader Facilitates the Process Supports the Team Removes Organizational Impediments Socializes Scrum to Management Enable close collaboration across all roles and functions 15
    16. 16. Scrum: Sprint Role: Team Cross-Functional 4-8 Members Self-Organizing Focused on meeting Commitments 16
    17. 17. Scrum: SprintRole: Relationships 17
    18. 18. Scrum DiagramDiagram from 18
    19. 19. Scrum: Sprint Flow & Artifacts: Planning Sprint Planning meeting held at beginning of each Sprint Duration and time-effort are fixed in any given Sprint Goal is to have prioritized Sprint Backlog, broken down into tasks, that the Team can commit to During planning, Team commits to scope that can be completed in the Sprint, taking into account the definition of Done 19
    20. 20. Scrum: Sprint Flow & Artifacts: Daily Standup Meetings held in same location, same time, every day Timeboxed at 15 minutes Encourages self-organization, rhythm, and collaboration Not a status meeting Each Team member speaks to:  What did I accomplish in the last 24 hours  What do I plan to accomplish in the next 24 hours  Any impediments getting in the way of my work 20
    21. 21. Scrum: Sprint Flow & Artifacts: Taskboard Active visual indicator of flow of work Should be visible to team members at all times Should be kept current Encourages self- organization, and collaboration 21
    22. 22. Scrum: Sprint Flow & Artifacts: Sprint Review Occurs at the end of each Sprint Inspect and Adapt the product (Empiricism) The team meets with the Product Owner (and Stakeholders) to demonstrate the working software from the Sprint This is a hands-on software demo (not a PowerPoint) that usually requires some prep beforehand 22
    23. 23. Scrum: Sprint Flow & Artifacts: Retrospective Occurs at the end of each Sprint Inspect and Adapt the process (Empiricism) Team and ScrumMaster meet to reflect on what went well and what can be improved Tone of the meeting is that everyone did their best and now look to how can we improve Retrospectives must conclude with team commitments to action 23
    24. 24. What is in it for me? (Customer) As a customer , I want to be able to  Have Opportunity to provide feedback early  Go to market faster with Quality  Faster return on investment 24
    25. 25. What is in it for me? (Leadership) As a Leader , I want  To understand progress in terms of real progress made on product .  Better engaged & accountable team  25
    26. 26. What is in it for me? ( Team Member) Who is a typical team member? As a team member, I want A sustainable pace  Satisfaction of quality product delivered  Clear Priority and less interruption during development 26
    27. 27. How do you learn Scrum – By Doing? Apply few practices at a time Understand the values and foundations Inspect and Adapt Experience the Joy of Doing Scrum 27
    28. 28. How do you learn Scrum ?Experiential Training 28
    29. 29. User groups /Communities ALN – Agile Leadership Network Scrum Alliance – Scrum User Groups Online User Groups Scrum Alliance 29
    30. 30. Scrum Certifications 30
    31. 31. Q&A 31
    32. 32.  Scrum is a lightweight framework with a simple set of rules, built on foundations and values Scrum enables teams to discover their true potential and deliver quality software that adds business value 32
    33. 33. CSM Training in Bangalore• September 24-25– CSM Training by Karen Greaves & Samantha Laing•• Deals of the day!!• 1. Bring two of your of friends and get one seat absolutely FREE. Also get a discount of INR 10,000 each on the other two. 2. If you are unable to find interested people to form this group,we also have an excellent offer for individual sign up,wherein you get a discount of INR 5000 on regular price.Follow the below link to know more about the offer 33
    34. 34. 1 day Trainings in India• Trivandrum- September 15 – Agile & Scrum Training•• Bangalore, September 22 – Agile & Scrum Training•• Delhi, September 29 – Agile & Scrum Training•• Pune, September 30 – Agile & Scrum Training•• Mumbai, October 8– Agile & Scrum Training•• Chennai, October 10– Agile & Scrum Training•• Hyderabad, October 13 – Agile & Scrum Training• 34
    35. 35. Pay It Forward/Donation Only Trainings• Austin, TX- Sept 14, 2012 – Agile & Scrum Training•• Chicago, IL- Sept 17, 2012– Agile & Scrum Training•• San Francisco, CA- Sept 21– Agile & Scrum Training•• San Diego, CA- Sept 21– Agile & Scrum Training•• Tampa, FL- Sept 28– Agile & Scrum Training•• Irvine, CA- Sept 28– Agile & Scrum Training• 35
    36. 36. Certified ScrumMaster Trainings in US• Sept 13-14– CSM Training in Philadelphia, PA•• Nov 1-2– CSM Training in Irvine, CA•• Nov 5-6– CSM Training in Denver, CO•• Nov 10-11– CSM Training in Chicago, IL•• Nov 10-11– CSM Training in Boston, MA•• Nov 12-13– CSM Training in Raleigh, NC•• Nov 15-16– CSM Training in Houston, TX• 36
    37. 37. Thank you ! More Resources at  and-resources/ Contact Info Bachan Anand +91-9972992288 (India), +1-949-981-0998 (US) 37